The first quad core tablet is coming called the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
The tablet market is changing rapidly and manufacturers refine their processes and applications, and bring to market tablets that are faster, more efficient and pack a bigger punch.
10.1 inch Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Release Date
The release date for the upcoming 10.1 inch Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime quad core tablet has yet to be announced, and pre-orders are not yet available. It is expected that the Transformer Prime will be offer by major retailers such as Best Buy, B&H, and Future Shop and offer in both the United States and Canada. Amazon is also expected to carry the device and will more than likely be a prime online location for pre-orders and heavy sales of the 10.1 inch quad core tablet.
The Transformer Prime is expected to be available by mid December.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Specs
The upcoming Transformer Prime is going to be both thin and fast. Obviously, a quad core processor in a tablet is something that consumers will be looking at very closely.
Here are some specs we can expect with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime:
- 8.3mm thick body (which means it’s thin)
- 1280×800 display
- 1GB of RAM
- Quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor (which means it’s fast)
- 8 megapixel rear facing camera
- 1080p video shooting
- 1.2 megapixel front facing camera
- Micro SD slot
- Weight: 1.29 pounds
- 12 hours of battery life
- Android 3.2 loaded when it ships
- Upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) by end of year
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Color Options
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android tablet is expected to be released with two color options available:
Here’s a pic of the Amethyst Gray model of the Tranformer Prime Android tablet:
Here’s a pic of the Champagne Gold Transformer Prime Android tablet:
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Cost
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet is expect to be made available with two different pricing options:
- 32GB version: $499
- 64GB version: $599
There is also an optional keyboard attachment that will cost $149.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime’s Uphill Battle
There are some obvious battles that the upcoming Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is going to face almost immediately. The most obvious is the price. With the new Tranformer Prime starting at $499, they will be competing directly with the king of the tablet market, the iPad 2.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime may end up finding itself in the same situation as the HP TouchPad which tried to compete against the iPad and ultimately failed, and failed big. In fact, things got so bad for the HP TouchPad that HP ultimately discontinued the tablet, even though you can still find the HP TouchPad for sale on Amazon.
Asus Eed Pad Transformer Prime Pictures & Images